December 2018 PM Update from Istanbul

AFTER 2018: PMI Turkey Chapter, Istanbul Project Management Association (IPYD), Turkish Professional Project Managers’ Institute (TPYME)



By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey



When I look back on the year that is about to finish, I see that PMI Turkey has organized many events for our members, volunteers and project management professionals.  This was a good year; next year will be better.

Let’s go back and see what we did this year:

  • By the PMI 2.0 journey; we have determined our mission, vision, strategy, brand, and
  • We organized monthly activities in Ankara, Izmir, and
  • We organized a 2-day summit with the theme “Learning Organizations” in Ankara;
  • We organized a 2-day summit with the theme “Project Management in Industry 4.0” in Istanbul;
  • We organized workshops for only our members.
  • We organized Networking Activities.
  • We organized IPM Day celebrations with other project management associations in four cities.
  • We have translated PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide into Turkish under the sponsorship of Türk Telekom.
  • We have created a book-reading club to come together with our members on non-business matters.
  • We created a Project Knowledge blog.
  • This year, we had a C-Level meeting with Murat Bıçak, Senior Vice President of PMI Global, who was our keynote speaker at Istanbul PMSummit.
  • For the first time, we applied to two European Union projects, one in cooperation with 3 European PMI Chapter (Bulgaria, France, Slovenia).
  • We had the opportunity to be introduced at CNN Turk screens as PMI TR. We were the guest of Cem Seymen’ s program “Another World is ”
  • We have published the Project Management World magazine four
  • We went to universities and made PMI TR presentations.
  • We gave CAPM training to senior students.
  • We provided the PMIEF (PMI Education Foundation) training for primary and secondary school teachers. This education is about how to explain project management to children.
  • We represented our country in global PMI congresses and made presentations.
  • We held meetings with the sponsors and found sponsors to do items above.
  • While doing all this, we have ensured the fiscal discipline of our Chapter in a crisis environment.

We carried out all of the above items with PMI TR volunteers.

Reported By Suleyman Cavusoglu,
PMI TR Chapter President


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How to cite this report: Özgüler, I. S. (2018). Title, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue XII (December).  Available online at: https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pmwj77-Dec2018-Ozguler-Turkey-report.pdf

About the Author

İpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey


İpek Sahra Özgüler
graduated from the Istanbul University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University with an MSc degree in Software Management. She became a certified PMP in January, 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014. She works as international correspondent at PMWJ. Before joining PMWJ, she worked for global multinational companies and leading local companies such as Coca Cola, Deloitte, Turkcell Superonline,Havelsan and TAV IT.  Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in managing various medium and large scale projects, programs and portfolios.

Her article named “When I Decided to Develop Multi Processing Project Manager’s System” was published in the book “A Day in the Life of a Project Manager”.  She has published several articles in the PM World Journal and one in PMI’s PM Network magazine. Ipek is actively involved in sailing, writing and discovering new cultures.  She can be contacted at [email protected].

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